If you want to become a personal stylist, you should always practice the art of outfit-planning on a tiny budget. Many clients will reach out to you specifically needing help making a little go a long way when it comes to a new wardrobe. Many unskilled shoppers make the mistake of wasting money on pieces that aren’t super versatile- that’s where a trained personal stylist can help out.
If you actually want to start a legitimate personal styling business in your area, our comprehensive new online stylist course will teach you everything you’ll need to get started. Starting with the fundamentals of fashion history and color theory, you will learn current fashion trends and the nuances of different looks and styles. From clothing to hair and makeup, professional stylists will show you how to work with clients of all body types, ages, budgets and professions in a series of instructional videos shot in stunning HD quality.
Getting started for now, we’ll use the maxi dress to demonstrate how you can use one piece to achieve a wide variety of looks. Here we share 5 different gatherings your client might be attending this year- some are more elegant than others and she’ll need to look more sophisticated, and others are super casual and she’ll be looking for a more laidback style. Let’s get started:
1. Relaxed for a BBQ -
If your client is going to a relaxed outdoor function like an al fresco dinner with friends or a family cookout, you’ll want to keep the look simple and comfortable. For this laidback style, we recommend pairing it with some long strings of beaded jewelry and a super casual, open-toed pair of strappy, bohemian-looking sandals.
2. Trendy for a Concert -
Is your client headed to a rock show with her old college roommate this weekend? To give an otherwise Bohemian inspired piece a more edgy vibe for the night, try pairing it with a basic leather moto jacket and a casual pair of sneakers like Converse or Vans.
3. Stylish on Vacation -
Let’s say your client and her closest friends booked a summertime trip to Europe for this year. She’ll likely want to show off her best fashion savvy in such an international style hub, so let’s think bold. For this look, try pairing her dress with pops of color- we’re thinking loud turquoise sandals and a bright green clutch.
4. Dressed Up for a Date -
If your client is really looking to impress on a fancy dinner date with someone special, don’t be afraid to pair her maxi with an elegant pair of heels. Many people shy away from this look, but there’s really no reason- give her look the lift of some graceful added height with a chic pair of black strappy heels.
5. Minimalist for the Office -
Unless your client works at a trendy start-up company or somewhere super casual, it’s best to keep her look low-key for work. Avoid loud accessories and prints and instead go for a neutral pair of flat sandals and a simple tote bag.